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Issue 44 : Fall 2017

Non-Fiction Special Feature: Joe Oestreich

An Interview with Joe Oestreich by BARRETT BOWLIN; A Review of Joe Oestreich’s ‘Partisans’ by SARAH L BAILEY

Poetry Special Feature: Kelly Cherry

The Oppenheimer Project: An Interview with Kelly Cherry by CAITLIN McCANN; A Review of Kelly Cherry’s ‘Quartet for Robert Oppenheimer’ by SEAN WHITEFORD

Poetry Special Feature: Rebecca Gayle Howell

End Without End: An Interview with Rebecca Gayle Howell by DANIEL CROSS TURNER; A Catalogue of What You Have | How to Cure by REBECCA GAYLE HOWELL

Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition

Winner: Relics of the Great Acceleration by LISA ZERKLE; Runner-up: Orrery by ERIC SMITH

Poetry

Backwards Ghazal and Never Again by MARY CROCKETT HILL; Another Cisgender Person Sends Me an Article in Which the Transgender Person Does Not Exit the Story Alive, in Three Parts by LINETTE REEMAN; First Baptist, Lexington by LESLEY WHEELER; When You’re Able to Read | Peak of Big Shanty: Dreaming by JOSHUA MORGAN FOLMAR; At the Farm Stand | Honey by EMILY BANKS; Canciones Que Cruzan El Atlántico: An Aztec’s Offering for Killing an Igbo by ANTONIO LOPEZ; Galveston by ANNE-MARIE THOMPSON

Fiction

Last Love by TIM KEPPEL; To Fall and Rise Again by MICHAEL BEEMAN; Arboretum by MELANIE PAPPADIS FARANELLO; Teller by GLEN POURCIAU; The Tens by DOROTHY BENDEL; A Shaker Chair by CHAYA BHUVANESWAR; Unnatural Habitats by ANGELA MITCHELL

Non-Fiction

Moose Park by TERRY BARR; Woman With Book Walks Into a Bar, aka Paradigm Shift by SUSANNAH FELTS; Two Women on a Stage by ROBYN RYLE; Guard Shift by MICHAEL KUBISTA; Pleasure Monsters by ELIZABETH REITZELL; Traveling on a Budget, Mental Health, and ‘The New Feminine Brain’ by BIANCA SALVANT; On Bohemian Bluegrass, Beer, Some Barbecue, and Some Few Weeks in Prague by ALEX ALBRIGHT

Interviews and Reviews

An Interview with Erica Wright by MICHELLE ROSQUILLO; The Illusion of Authenticity: An Interview with Jacob M. Appel by JESSE VAN RHEENEN; An Interview with Scott Gould by ROSS WHITE; Katie Peterson’s Robert Lowell, Other People’s Lowell, and the Existential Addressee by DAVID BLAIR; A Review of Katherine McCord’s ‘Run Scream Unbury Save’ by KELLY CHERRY; Jay Hopler’s ‘The Abridged History of Rainfall’ by MICHAEL PONTACOLONI

Issue 42 : Fall 2016

Special Feature: Amy Wright & William Wright

All Flow: An Interview with Amy Wright and William Wright by DANIEL CROSS TURNER; Six Vespers | New Logging Road | Weeks-long Rain by AMY WRIGHT & WILLIAM WRIGHT

Special Feature: Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition

The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition honors the work and legacy of the poet and critic Randall Jarrell, who taught at what is now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for nearly eighteen years. The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

Winner: To Pluto by SARAH HUENER; Runner-up: Antediluvian by RUTH MOOSE; Honorable Mention: Crater of Popocatépetl, Jean-Baptiste Louis Gros Artist’s Statement by MARIA ROUPHAIL

Fiction

Global Warming by QUINN DALTON; The Night Swimmer by DAREN DEAN; Something to Be Desired by TOMMY HAYS; Return of the Clam Lady by JOHN OLIVER HODGES; A Beastly Thing by SARA LIPPMANN; Emissary by ABBY LIPSCOMB; Property by LAURIE SAURBORN; Come to the Fort, Fair Lady by ED SOUTHERN

Novel Excerpt

Love at the Beach by SUSAN TEPPER

Poetry

Weapons Discharge Report by DAN ALBERGOTTI; prestidigitation by TARA BETTS; When the sissies make love to every cardinal direction by KAYLEB RAE CANDRILLI; City, Surrounded | What I Want of This Worldby CHELSEA DINGMAN; Brain Charm by KARA KREWER; Dikembe Mutombo Pantoum by MICHAEL MARBERRY; The Fall by BENJAMIN MYERS; Thirteen | Eighty | One Hundred and Seven by DAN O’BRIEN; On Keeping a Pet by MEGHANN PLUNKETT; Where I am Abram by HANNAH RIDDLE; Girl Myth (Arboreal) | The Northern Lights, as Seen from Mars by ELIZABETH LINDSEY ROGERS; The World Just Now, Emerging by LEAH SILVIEUS

Non-Fiction

Jazz Vocalists, Other Vocalists, Poetry, and the Technologies of Voice by DAVID BLAIR; A Dandelion is to Blow by JOANNA BRICHETTO; Mr. Theater by JOSEPH EASTBURN; Peace With Honor by SARAH GRIGG; The Insanity Development by GEOFF WATKINSON

Interview

The Burn and the Salve: An Interview with Patricia Colleen Murphy by CAITLIN McCANN

Reviews

‘System of Ghosts’ by Lindsay Tigue | ‘Playful Song Called Beautiful’ by John Blair | ‘Angel of Oblivion’ by Maja Haberlap by KELLY CHERRY; ‘The Lower Quarter’ by Elise Blackwell by REBECCA DAVIS; ‘Punch’ by Ray McManus by SEAN WHITEFORD

Issue 41 : Spring 2016

Special Feature: Andy Young

Far from Her in Egypt under Curfew | The People Is Singular | Woman Dancing on Her Son’s Coffin | “The Efficacy of Poetry is Nil”: Lenses, the Lyric and Disaster by ANDY YOUNG

Special Feature: Hastings Hensel

At the Grave of The Fabulous Moolah | Go-Devil | Late Spring Inlet Arrangement by HASTINGS HENSEL; Inletting: An Interview with Hastings Hensel by DANIEL CROSS TURNER

Fiction

Enter by GLEN POURCIAU; Fuckface by LEAH HAMPTON; One of the Men by LANA SPENDL; Sacrifice by TYRESE L. COLEMAN; Who Will Testify? by MAXIM LOSKUTOFF

Poetry

Boy by JAMES DUNLAP; Early Winter in the Psychiatric Ward by CHLOE HONUM; Introduction to Gerontology | Portrait of My Father as an Extra on Miami Vice by CHELSEA RATHBURN; Orpheus & Eurodisney by AMY WOOLARD; Rappahannock Bestiary | Smallmouth Bestiary by JON PINEDA; That Were It, Or | The Clutch by MARIELLE PRINCE; The Day His Pink Slip Came by ADAM TAVEL; The Point by C. DALE YOUNG; To the Egtved Girl | Where Are You Tonight? by CHAD TEMPLES; When Asked About My People I Say by EMILY NASON

Non-fiction

Burnt Bridge by CHERYL SMART; Lost in the Reeds by WILLIAM GARLAND; What Are You Going to Do With the Rest of Your Life? by KELLY K. FERGUSON

Reviews

Anders Carlson-Wee’s Dynamite by SHAWN DELGADO; Ginger Murchison’s a scrap of linen, a bone by SHAWN DELGADO; James Tate Hill’s Academy Gothic by REBECCA DAVIS; Lament on the Death of a Book Page: John S. Sledge’s Southern Bound by ROB MAXWELL; “The Wine and Flesh”: Stephen Massimilla & Myra Kornfeld’s Cooking with the Muse by CHLOE ANNE CAMPBELL

Interviews

Interview with Eliza Borné and Maxwell George by ROSS GARRISON; Interview with Jason Ockert by CARA BLUE ADAMS & DANIEL CROSS TURNER; Finding Love in Loss: An Interview with Kathleen Driskell by CAITLIN McCANN; Interview with Logen Cure by MICHELLE ROSQUILLO

Issue 40 : Fall 2015

Special Features: Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

An Interview with Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum by MARK JAY BREWIN, JR; Visiting Hours by ANDREW McFADYEN-KETCHUM

Fiction

July, After Church by WILEY CASH; The Milk of Paradise by MICHAEL GASPENY; Chipped by DOMINIC RUSS-COMBS; Near the Tracks by SUSAN TEPPER; There is a Garden in Her Face by SUSAN WOODRING

Poetry

In Fatherland by MICHELLE CHAN BROWN; The Passing of Everyone Else by TASHA COTTER; Lake Heavy with Fish by VIRGINIA DARE COX; A Song of Thrift | Song of the Compatriots | On the Invention of Shoes by STUART DISCHELL; Cashier by LISA DORDAL; Primer by SALLY ROSEN KINDRED; Things I Need from Wal-Mart by JESSICA M. LOCKHART; Affliction | Inevitable by KATHLEEN NALLEY; Leaving His Farm on Lime Kiln Road | Deer Madness by AMANDA NEWELL; Christmas in Columbus, Georgia | Phenix City Story by NICK NORWOOD; The Former War Reporter Paul Watson Finds It Beautiful | The Poet Confesses to the War Reporter | The War Reporter Paul Watson in a Coffee Shop in Aleppo by DAN O’BRIEN; The Way by ANDY ROBERTS; Self-Portrait | The Morning Rick Died by AUSTIN SEGREST; Friendship | Imitation by ALAN SHAPIRO; Spring Up Everlasting by WILLIAM WOOLFITT

Non-fiction

The Scent of Strangers by ROBERT S. BRUNK; Statement of Teaching Philosophy by PAUL CRENSHAW; Get Rhythm by D. GILSON; Black and Yellow by MATTHEW KOMATSU; A Ballad for You by SARAH VIREN

Reviews

Sarah Rose Nordgren’s Best Bones by JOELLEN CRAFT; A Review of ‘I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them by ROSS GARRISON; A Review of ‘All I Have in This World’ by JORDAN SERVISS; A Review of ‘Twelve Women in a Country Called America’ by JESSE VAN RHEENEN

Interviews

An Interview with Josh Weil by BRANDON DUDLEY; An Interview with Ann Pancake by JIM MINICK; An Interview with Elise Blackwell by ASHLEY STROSNIDER

Issue 39 : Spring 2015

Special Features: Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition

Failure to Obliterate (Winner) by GABRIELLE FREEMAN; Testimony (First Runner-up) by ANN DEAGON; Every Field of Paradise (Second Runner-up) by RALPH EARLE; Blackout (Honorable Mention) by MICHAEL WHITE; Divided (Honorable Mention) by LUKE HANKINS; The Way Desire Touches (Honorable Mention) by MALAIKA KING ALBRECHT

Special Feature : Patrick Phillips

Barbershop | Elegy with Gasoline | Variations on a Text by Donald Justice by PATRICK PHILLIPS; This Strangest of Strange Things: An Interview with Patrick Phillips by DANIEL CROSS TURNER

Fiction

Fumes by SHANE HINTON; Hija by JOHN OLIVER HODGES; Misfortune at the Argyle Club by IVY GOODMAN; The Extra Mile by JARED YATES SEXTON; Seven for a Leper by KYLE COMA-THOMPSON; Someday All This Could Be Yours by MEAGHAN MULHOLLAND; Size by RICHARD KRAWIEC; Moving Heavy Objects by RICHARD THOMAS; Chuck Langford Jr., Depressed Auctioneer, Takes Action by MATT CASHION

Poetry

Preservation | Accrual | The Jewels with Which to Make Do, the Jewels That There Were by ROSE McLARNEY; Poison by JOEL FERDON; Said Gun Addresses the Needle Nose Gar | Said Gun’s War by ANDREW GRACE; To Each Other by KERRI FRENCH; Home Sonnet by KATHLEEN JONES; Virginia Epithalamium by ALYSE KNORR; Holly Springs | The Camel by LINDA HOGAN; Halfabecedarian Love Letter by ASH BOWEN; Gender Mapping by JESSIE CARTY; Choreography for Brief Flight by HANNAH DELA CRUZ ABRAMS

Novel excerpt

Excerpt from Nashville Burning by GERALD DUFF

Non-fiction

Universal Lost and Found by CHARLOTTE MATTHEWS; How I Nearly Ended Up Bald by DIANE PAYNE; Overdressed by ERIN GRAUEL; Excerpts from My Emilys by MIKE SMITH; The Language of Memory by SARAH GARNITZ; One Thing at a Time by ZHANNA SLOR

Reviews

A Review of ‘Blue Yodel’ by KELLY CHERRY; A Review of ‘Designed for Flight’ by SHAWN DELGADO; A Review of ‘Wasp Box’ by ROSS GARRISON; A Review of ‘The Uniform House’ by MP JONES IV

Issue 38 : Fall 2014

Special Feature : William Wright

Grief Map | Chthonic | The First Signal | Question II by WILLIAM WRIGHT; A Review of ‘Night Field Anecdote’ by DEAN JULIUS; Coming soon: An Interview with William Wright by CHLOE CAMPBELL

Special Feature : Michael Garriga

An Interview with Michael Garriga by CLIFFORD PARODY; A Review of ‘The Book of Duels’ by BRENDAN MISSETT; Me and the Devil Blues by MICHAEL GARRIGA

Fiction

Bastard by MELISSA FRATERRIGO; The Boy with the Open Mind by ADRIENNE CELT; Frankmania by JULIA RIDLEY SMITH; Animus by GLEN POURCIA; World’s Best Music by DON MILLER; One Strange Animal by VIC SIZEMORE

Poetry

Human Imprint | Spigot by HASTINGS HENSEL; Public Mourning by JENIFER PARK; What It Is to Sin | What If God Had Said It Differently by CHRISTINA STODDARD; Allies in Boston | Gospel by DAVID BLAIR; Good For You, Girl by MIRANDA DENNIS; Ars Poetica by CHRISTIAN ANTON GERARD; Community Feeling by LESLEY WHEELER; The Sudden End by DARIUS STEWART

Novel excerpts

HOMES by LEE ZACHARIAS; The Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds by KARIN C. DAVIDSON; Excerpts from Dreamtime by LOUIS GALLO

Non-fiction

Supreme Injustice by RONALD M. GAUTHIER; Uncle Donald’s Ephemera by KEAGHAN TURNER; My Father’s Ashes by LANE OSBORNE; Go Ye Out and Conquer the World by NDABA SIBANDA; KV and Me by KEVIN BROWN; Vince McMahon and the Tending of the Flock by BRIAN OLIU

Interviews and Reviews

An Interview with Kelly Cherry by JIM MINICK; An Interview with Seth Brady Tucker by JENNIFER ORTH-VEILLON; An Interview with Chad Davidson by MARK J. BREWIN; A Review of ‘The Book of Goodbyes’ by SHAWN DELGADO; A Review of ‘War Reporter’ by DEAN JULIUS

Issue 37 : Spring 2014

Special Feature: Writers Who Edit

Sunset Swamp | Self-Portrait as a Fish by JOHN EBERSOLE; An Interview with John Ebersole by JESSICA PLANTE

Special Feature: Southern Poets

Waiting for Bob | Making Myself at Home by KATHRYN STRIPLING BYER; An Interview with Kathryn Stripling Byer by TERRY KENNEDY; A Review of Kathryn Stripling Byer’s ‘Descent’ by JOHN LANG

Fiction

Iron Bowl by ALI ETERAZ; The Vault of Gratiot Street Prison by ANNE VALENTE; Spit by JAMIE AMOS; A Hundred Hands by JUDITH COOPER; Being Our Mothers by KIRSTEN CLODFELTER; On Location by QUINN DALTON; Five Easy Steps to Living Forever (On a Houseboat) by SETH CLABOUGH; When I Was Saved by The White Stripes by SIDNEY THOMPSON; The Ferryman by TIM POLAND

Poetry

Why We Fight by AL-MAGINNES; The Job Market Slide | What It Is by DAVID BRUZINA; The Weed by SARAH ROSE NORDGREN; Boar | A Picture of Paradise by WILL SCHUTT; Worcester Gothic by BRIAN BRODEUR; A Crown for Meghan by JOHN POCH; Again Is the First Time by BRIAN SNEEDEN; Dylan, Montana by MIKE SMITH; Conjoining by HEIDI CZERWIEC

Novella

Blooded by KEVIN GRAUKE

Non-fiction

Harper Lee and Words Left Behind by ALLEN MENDENHALL; Is This What Democracy Looks Like? by CYNTHIA SCHOCH; The Economy by DAVID BRUZINA; 0 & 8 by MARK BEAVER; Dropping Off as We Speak: Southern’s Place in Memory by SHAELYN SMITH; What’s the Story? by SYDNEY LEA; Going to Natural Bridge by THORPE MOECKEL

Reviews

Jennifer Militello’s ‘Body Thesaurus’ by ABIGAIL LEE; Minrose Gwin’s ‘The Queen of Palmyra’ by CATHERINE CLIFTON; Lee Ann Brown’s ‘Crowns of Charlotte’ by COREY MACPHERSON; Jill Osier’s ‘Should Our Undoing Come Down Upon Us White’ by COURTNEY HARTNETT; Maria Hummel’s ‘House and Fire’ by JIM WHITESIDE; Tanya Olson’s ‘Boyishly’ by JOELLEN CRAFT; Elizabeth Gentry’s ‘Housebound’ by JONATHAN WILLIAMS

Issue 26 : Fall 2008

NOTE: This issue was a “best of storySouth” retrospective, featuring the best fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art from storySouth’s first seven years.

Fiction

Johnny Cash Beset by Darkness by John Marshall Daniel; Professing Caliban by Richard Plant; Grappling by Jacob M. Appel; Spanish Geranium by J. Lynn Laughlin; Touch Me Here by Ronder Thomas Young; 7 Cornish Hens by Erich Sysak; The Philosophical History of Corpus Christi, Mississippi by Josh Shepherd; A View from Eagle Rock Mountain by Krista McGruder

Poetry

Dunbar’s Apparition by Jim Murphy; Posterity / Posteridad by Lisette Garcia; fetter the pine by Abraham Smith; Bad Luck Cradle Song by Adam Clay; WPA by Jennifer Horne;From the Last Century by Al Maginnes; Valentine by Tara Powell; The Ten-Ton Blessing by Steve Scafidi; Some folks... by Tony Tost; What the Dead Dream by Beth Bachmann; Homage to Calvin Spotswood by Kate Daniels; The Biggest Jazz Funeral in History by Amy Letter; Twin, Disappearing by Janet McAdams; The Daughter by Janet McAdams; The Ghost the Night Becomes by D. Antwan Stewart; Watching Buzzards by Cassie Sparkman; Dragging Canoe Vanishes from the Bear Pit into the Endless Clucking of the Gods by Brian Barker; Fish Catcher by Melanie Carter; Everything from That Point On by Rhett Iseman Trull; Some Very Important Business by Todd McKinney; How to Make a Wolf by Leigh Anne Couch; Brother Todd and His Flock by David Bruzina; Twos and Fours by Jeremy Byars; Field Guide to Gentleness by Charlotte Matthews; Heaven Was Elsewhere by Stuart Dischell; Saturday Night Pantoum by Susan Meyers

Nonfiction

In Search of Home: A Sermon Outline by Jeremy Huggins; Hiding Harper Lee by W. A. Bilen; Welcome to Richmond, Miss Welty by Tyler Scott; Old 82 by Kevin Pritchard; Audubon Wallpaper by Lynn Strongin

Issue 25 : Spring/Summer 2008

Fiction

Broken Wing by Beth Kantz; In the Desert by James Pate; The Good Man by Nathan Leslie; Mockingbirds by Claire Carpenter

Poetry

And Who Will Come for You? by Jonathan Fink; Bossier Parish by Rachel Richardson; My Wife Teaching Me to Swim by CL Bledsoe; West Virginia vs. Extractive Industry by Doug Van Gundy; Underground by Pia Taavila; Postcard II: Palmetto and Pine by James Brock; Moving Day by Luke Johnson; synesthesia after anesthesia by Kathryn Kirkpatrick; Hurricane in Halves by Allan Peterson; The Cook and the Lady by David Bruzina; One in the community by Nettie McDaniel; Happy Pelican by Donna Levine Gershon; Illustrating an answer to a question through the order in which a bird reveals letters by eating the grains set on top of them by Joshua Poteat; Three poems by Elizabeth Volpe; Two poems by Doug Ramspeck

Issue 23 : Fall 2007

Fiction

Featured fiction: Johnny Cash Beset by Darkness by John Marshall Daniel

More fiction: Penmanship by Matthew Cashion; A Little Honey and a Little Sunlight by Gretchen McCullough; The Queen of Swords by Jen Michalski; To the Races by Emily J. Stinson

Poetry

Poetry Special Feature: Six Poems by CATHY SMITH BOWERS; An Interview with Cathy Smith Bowers by JULIE FUNDERBURK

More poetry: Dragging Canoe Vanishes from the Bear Pit into the Endless Clucking of the Gods by Brian Barker; Two Poems by Ryland Bowman; Four Quarters, Two Dimes & A Nickel by Julie Buffaloe-Yoder; Two Poems by Catherine MacDonald; Two Poems by Billy Reynolds; Levelheaded by Daniel Saalfeld; Two Poems by Emily Symonds; Two Poems by Jeanie Thompson; Three Poems by Rhett Iseman Trull

Nonfiction

Because It’s Summer, I’m Defending Shorts by Nathan Long; This, Too, is Vanity by C.D. Mitchell; The Best of Bad Luck by Gretchen McCullough; Stripping the Splintered Stocks by John Heckman Wright

Editors’ essays

Ranking online magazines and journals by Jason Sanford; Review: 2008 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market by Jason Sanford

Issue 22 : Summer 2007

Fiction

Featured fiction: Spanish Geranium by J. Lynn Laughlin

More fiction: A Matter of Perspective by Lee Dresselhaus; Mercury Falling by Phillip Gardner; Moles by Mark McBride

Poetry

Poetry special feature: Five Poems by Christine Garren; An Interview with Christine Garren by Terry Kennedy

More fiction: Two Poems by Martin Arnold; Twos and Fours by Jeremy Byars; From the Silence of Many Trees by Temple Cone; Conditions by Stephen Hitchcock; It Means Something Different in Arabic by Saeed Jones; Backwater Blues by Anna Journey; Two Poems by Charlotte Matthews; Two Poems by Todd McKinney; Three Poems by Susan Meyers; Three Poems by Nick Norwood; Confession by Alexis Orgera; Consolations by Allan Peterson; Departure by Laura Van Prooyen; The Rattlesnake by Clela Reed

Nonfiction

The House In Simi Valley by Darlin’ Neal; Welcome to Richmond, Miss Welty by Tyler Scott; Gray Matter by Alexis Wiggins

Editors’ essays

State of the Short Story by Scott Yarbrough; Josie Fowler and her final book by Jason Sanford

Issue 21 : Winter 2007

Fiction

Featured fiction: Professing Caliban by Richard Plant

More fiction: Muck Dam by Bonnie Roop Bowles; On the Diving Rock by Jessica D. Cox, A Mostly Sunny Sky by A.M. Garner; Wichita Falls by Katherine Lieban; Creative Memories by Brigitte N. McCray

Poetry

Special Feature: Seven Poems by Barbara Hamby; An Interview with Barbara Hamby by Dan Albergotti.

More poetry: Three Poems by Melanie Carter; Amber fields by DeLana Dameron; Four Poems by Stuart Dischell; Two Poems by Jilly Dybka; The God-Haunted by JD Hughes; Three Poems by Holly Karapetkova; Two Poems by Judy Loest; Two Poems by Janet McAdams; Three Poems by Sara Pennington; Lures by Michele Poulos, and First Grade by Anne Dyer Stuart

Nonfiction

Does Size Matter: How Much Truck Is Enough? by Darrell Fike; Summer Avenue by Ellen Morris Prewitt; Bluebird of Unhappiness by Cherri Randall; Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: One Southern Boy’s Ramblings with Mike Resnick by Jason Sanford; Review of The Known World by Edward P. Jones by Dan Schneider

Editors’ essays

Confessions from the man who single-handedly destroyed poetry as we know it! by Jason Sanford; Interzone: 25 Years of Quality British Speculative Fiction by Jason Sanford; Why editors liked your story and still rejected it by Jason Sanford

Issue 20 : Fall 2006

Fiction

Featured fiction: Black Pork by Greg Downs

More fiction: Grappling by Jacob M. Appel; Yes by Chris Gavaler; State of Misfortune by S.E. Rindell; 7 Cornish Hens by Erich Sysak; Indian Pink by Kim Whitehead; Family Five and Dime by PJ Woodside

Poetry

Special Feature: Five poems by Rodney Jones; An Interview with Rodney Jones by Patrick Phillips and Billy Reynolds

More poetry: Three Poems by David Bruzina; Southern Fried Love Goddess by Gayla Chaney; Three poems by Leigh Anne Couch; Resting over Flat Branch Creek by Daren Dean; Crying in the Chattahoochee on the Alabama Side by Leann Wise Lindsey; Three Poems by Charlotte Matthews; The Route by Laine Perry; Three Poems by Nate Pritts

Nonfiction

In Any Event by Ryan McIlvain; All The Real Girls (a DVD review) by Dan Schneider; Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Most Mediagenic of Them All? by Sabra Wineteer; Famous Jewish Criminals by Diana J. Wynne

Editors’ essays

Essays: The Return of Brad Vice by Jason Sanford; Why has the New York Times ignored the passing of author Jack Williamson? by Jason Sanford; Stranger than Fiction: When novels become attack ads by Jason Sanford; In search of a lost poem: “Andy-Diana DNA Letter” by Andrew Weiman by Jason Sanford

Reviews: Southern Gothic Online...and in Print by Jason Sanford; Review of Spit Baths by Greg Downs by Scott Yarbrough

Issue 19 : Spring/Summer 2006

Fiction

Featured fiction: Things You Can Expect From Your Loved Ones by David S. Levinson

More fiction: A Sip of Light by Liliana V. Blum, trans. Toshiya Kamei; Indoor Plumbing by Greg Downs; Intruder by Janna McMahan; And It Burned by Philip Shirley; Mom Didn’t Want Her Girls Playing With Guns by Dusty Whales

Poetry

Special Feature: Five Poems by Patrick Phillips; The History of the Personal and The Personal in History: The Poetry of Patrick Phillips by Billy Reynolds

More poetry: Two Poems by Kristi Maxwell; 20th Annual Reunion of Iconic Southern Photographs by James Thomas Miller; Two Poems by Susan R. Williamson; Two Poems by Nicholas Reading; Sacred Grounds by Marissa McNamara Williams; The Tragic Mulatto, or One-Drop Rule* Hits the Silver Screen (ca. 1930) by M. Ayodele Heath; My Arkansas by Lindsay Wirth; Crossing Over by Kimberly L. Becker; Two Poems by Kelle Groom; Three Poems by Keith Montesano; Three Poems by Kathryn Kirkpatrick; Three Poems> by Jonathan Moody; Three Poems by Jennifer Horne; Sardis Lake at Hurricane Landing by James Everett; Two Poems by Sheree Renee Thomas; Two Poems> by Ellen Goldstein; Two Poems by David Ingle; my father’s manuscript by Daniel Robbins; Intimacies in Borrowed Light by D. Antwan Stewart; Dead Fox by Chris Tusa; Three Poems by Austin Segrest; Two Poems by Jack Boettcher; Two Poems by Al Maginnes

Nonfiction

The Union Maid by Jessica Handler; T. Coraghessan Boyle and Surviving the Baby Boom by Jason Sanford

Editors’ essays

Essays regarding submissions: Duotrope’s Digest is an excellent submission tool for writers by Jason Stanford; The fast and slow on submission responses by Jason Stanford; Print or electronic: the 2007 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market and online submission databases by Jason Stanford

Reviews: Review of Fountains of Youth by Stephen Ausherman by Scott Yarbrough; The Sorrow Psalms: new poetry anthology revives interest in elegies by Jason Sanford; Drivers, a new short story collection by Nathan Leslie by Jason Sanford; Oxford American’s spring 2006 issue by Jason Sanford

More essays: Honoring 9-11 Victim Gopal Varadhan by Jason Sanford; Knowledge Smackdown: Wikipedia vs. Citizendium by Jason Sanford; Reviving Gustav Hasford by Jason Sanford; In search of a lost poem: “Andy-Diana DNA Letter” by Andrew Weiman by Jason Sanford

Issue 18 : Winter 2006
Special Issue : Southern Women Writers

Fiction

Featured fiction: The Best Doctor by Karen Sagstetter

More fiction: Long Hot Hill by Rebecca Cook; Save All My Children and Grandchildren by Janice Daugharty; A Desert Carcass by Errid Farland; Aventura by Tsipi Keller; Letters from Mercury by Jessica Schneider

Poetry

Special Feature: Poets Who Are Women and Southern by Tara Powell; Four Poems by Kathryn Stripling Byer; Four Poems by Wendy Carlisle; Four Poems by Kate Daniels; Four Poems by Cathryn Hankla; Four Poems by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers; Four Poems by Marly Youmans

More Poetry: Five Poems by Shannon Amidon; Revelations by Kathy Davis; Tennessee: 1943 by Jessicca Daigle VIdrine; Adaptation by Claire Mischker; The Biggest Jazz Funeral In History by Amy Letter.

Nonfiction

Hiding Harper Lee by W. A. Bilen; A Word from the Trenches: Communicating in the Beauty Industry by Alla Lemberg; Confession: I Was a Reluctant Debutante by Joanna Pearson.

Issue 17 : Fall 2005

Fiction

Featured fiction; Fits by Louis Gallo (featured fiction).

More fiction: It Was After Shelby Foote Died (A 21st Century Novel) by Kevin Winchester; Mississippi Muse by FeLicia A. Elam; lady cracker and daffodil by Amy Wright.

Poetry

Four Poems by Maureen Alsop (featured poetry); Revelations by Kathy Davis; Faulkner, Jung and the 60 Cycle Hum by Rupert Fike; Deja Vu In Texas by Jonathan Moody; Two Poems by Billy Reynolds; Tennessee: 1943 by Jessicca Daigle Vidrine.

Nonfiction

What Has Happened to Charmaine? by Eve Abrams; Review Of Reynolds Price’s The Collected Stories by Dan Schneider.

Editors’ Essays

Essays Related to Brad Vice: The literary lynching of Brad Vice by Jason Sanford; Fell In Alabama: Brad Vice’s Tuscaloosa Night by Jake Adam York; Support for Brad Vice and a few words on sampling by Jason Sanford; Impact Crater: A Post-Script by Jake Adam York; New attack on Brad Vice is merely poor journalism by Jason Sanford; Taking It Personal: The Politics of Advocacy by Jake Adam York.

Other Editor Essays: Story-line patent could hurt the ability of writers to create new stories by Jason Sanford; Walking History by Jake Adam York.

Issue 16 : Summer 2005

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Fiction

Scavenger Heart by Krista McGruder; That’s Not a Baby by Tony O’Brien; These Boots Are My Boots by Tomi Shaw; excerpt from Sons of God by Chris Tusa.

Poetry features

Five poems by Charles Wright, selected by Daniel Cross Turner; Oblivion’s Glow: The (Post)Southern Sides of Charles Wright: An interview with Charles Wright by Daniel Cross Turner; Twelve poems by Tom Hunley selected by Jeff Newberry; Speaking in Tongues: On the Poetry of Tom Hunley by Jeff Newberry.

More Poetry: Flea Markets I’ve Never Visited by Shane Allison; Three poems by Angie DeCola; Detached by Catherine Hamrick; X Marks the Spot by Max Heine; The Small Gods by Allan Peterson; Six poems from Just Us Friends by Nate Pritts; Belly Ache by Anne Silver; Two poems by M. J. Smith; City Growth by Steven Ray Smith; Two poems by Sheree Renee Thomas; What She Thinks About When Sleep Eludes Her by Suzanne R. Thurman; Reservoir by Jack Williams.

Nonfiction

The World Through His Eyes: An Interview with Author John Cottle by Elizabeth P. Glixman; A Letter from Cairo: Room 34 at the Egyptian Museum by Gretchen McCullough; Audubon Wallpaper by Lynn Strongin.

Artwork

Braille artwork

by Guy Cobb

Issue 15 : Spring 2005

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This issue was a “best of storySouth” retrospective, featuring the best fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art from storySouth's first four years.

Introduction to Issue: What Comes of a Life? by Jason Sanford and Ways of Looking South by Jake Adam York.

Fiction

The Mountain’s Laughter is a Landslide in the Seed Moon’s Light by J. M. Scoville; Introduction to a new writer: J. M. Scoville by Jason Sanford; Divination by Krista McGruder; The Philosophical History of Corpus Christi, Mississippi by Josh Shepherd; Butterfly McQueen’s Oscar: A Lie by Corey Mesler; Stranded at the Top of a Ferris Wheel with Judy Long, County Fairgrounds, April 7, 1982 by Scott Yarbrough.

Poetry

Slave Gag by Jeanie Thompson; Field Guide to Southern Virginia by Forrest Gander; Posterity/Posteridad by Lisette Garcia; Storyville Diary by Natasha Trethewey; Under Peabody Mountain by J. Robert Shull; One for Strom by Kevin Simmonds; Azaleas by R. T. Smith; The Skeleton in The Dogwood by Ron Rash; Watching Buzzards by Cassie Sparkman; James Dickey’s Dream by David Kirby; I’m A Steady Rolling Man by Diann Blakely (published in conjunction with thicket); At the Bonehouse by Jack Bedell; Daughter of No One by Janet McAdams.

Nonfiction

If You Hear It, Tell It by Susan Snively; Cattle Drive by Angela E. Gabriel; In Search of Home: A Sermon Outline by Jeremy Huggins.

Artwork

Dennis Finley; Guy Cobb; Terry Rentzepis; Allen Peterson.

Issue 14 : Winter 2005

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Fiction

Because Everything Is Murder by Terena Elizabeth Bell; Wild Chicken Gumbo by Dennis Humphrey; Bones by David J. LeMaster; Touch Me Here by Ronder Thomas Young.

Poetry

Nobody Loves Me by Sean Chapman; Ten poems by Chad Davidson; The Moon of Long Nights | Lantern, Then Light | Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, 1929 | Lure by Stacy Kidd; Esperanza’s Lament by Clay Matthews; Catahoula and Oracle by Jude Meche; French Fries and Eggs and the Lightning Field by Geoff Munsterman; Nine poems by James Seay; On Seay’s Poetry by Billy Reynolds; Playing Preacher by Cheryl Stiles; Flight to India | India: Step | Kashmiri Houseboat, two Peonies, and Thaw in Karnataka by Pia Taavila; Good Guys and Bad Guys | Summer Catalogue | American Flowers by Lesley Wheeler.

Nonfiction

Taking Grandma Home by Ginger Hamilton Caudill; Life in a Farming Town: In Defense of Becoming a Master of the Fine Arts by Mike Ingram.

Artwork

Paintings by Jo Neace Krause.

Issue 13 : Fall 2004

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Fiction

Contamination by Mark Bowen; Amazing Feats by Timothy Davis; Mississippi Breakdown by David Galef; How to Feed Chickens–A Fable by Kat Meads; Portrait of the Artist as an Old Drunk by Christopher Orlet.

Poetry

First Dance Epithalamion and What the Dead Dream by Beth Bachmann; Diann Blakely feature (A thicket/storySouth double feature); Predilection | Waking | Wayward Girls by Kevin Boyle; I Come Out of the Nightclub Thinking by Sean Ennis; Adagio by Matt Henriksen; Morning | Minnesott | Junk: A Love Poem by Terry Kennedy; The Grape Slips Its Skin by Carol Parris Krauss; Scores from the Getaway and the Overcorrection by Jason Nemec; Tobacco Mistress by Nochipa Pablio; By the River, a Pause, by Joanna Pearson; Cyclamens | Pink Jasmine by Amy Pence; Marietta Street by Susan Snively; The Ghost the Night Becomes by D. Antwan Stewart; Four Poems from Epileptic Projections by Lynn Strongin; The Barge Worker’s Common Law Wife, A Letter, by Jon Thrower; Four Poems by Susan Settlemyre Williams.

Nonfiction

excerpt from The Mississippi Diaries by Joy Bouldin; Old 82 by Kevin Pritchard (an exploration of a classic southern road); Who Wears Short Shorts? Micro Stories and MFA Disgust by Jason Sanford.

Artwork

Paintings by Terry Rentzepis.

Issue 12 : Summer 2004

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Fiction

Twelve Eternities by Arthur Haupt; The Philosophical History of Corpus Christi, Mississippi by Josh Shepherd; Flurries by R.T. Smith; Worms by Julia Thomas; A Critical Review Of S. Howell’s “A Critical Review Of Jazz Music In The Post-Post Modern Era” by Chris Wilson.

Poetry

Special Feature: Thomas Rabbitt”s Poetry (see also An Interview with Thomas Rabbitt by Dan Albergotti).

More Poetry: John Beecher anthology (A thicket / storySouth double feature); My Old Man and Incredible TV Package by Shane Allison; A Revenge for Grace by Clay Matthews; Lifejackets and Bridge to Woodall by Thorpe Moeckel; Exegesis and The Last Day of Summer by Jeff Newberry; Lexicon on the Half Shell and These Be the Sliding Days by Drew Perry; How to Identify Birds by Lisa Rashley; Letter and Watching Buzzards by Cassie Sparkman; My Cotillion by Debra Varnado.

Nonfiction

Special Feature: Views on the World Through Southern Eyes. The Road to Drumcree by Stephen Ausherman; Peace Corps, Club-Med Style by Jason Sanford; Savior | Getting to Gettysburg, excerpts from Indigo, a memoir-in-progress by Lynn Strongin; Wearing the Wrong Skin by Erich Roby Sysak.

Artwork

Guy Cobb (see also Imitating Art: Guy Cobb, Shelby Farms and the Distillation of Life and Place by William Gill).

Issue 11 : Spring 2004

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Fiction

Green by Sefi Atta; News Travels Fast Down Here, or the Gospel According to Queen James by M. Ayodele Heath; Driscoll Peden by David J. LeMaster; Leon’s Rib by Geronimo Madrid; The Day He Flew by Jerry Portwood.

Poetry

Otherness and Gray, 1981 by Cherryl Floyd-Miller; Raspberries by Nathan Leslie; Twin, Disappearing | The Daughter of No On | Interview with the Reader by Janet McAdams; Uncle Conley Ray (1950) | Dusted Wings by Tony Morris; Long Distance | As Much As | When by Allan Peterson; Blues Suite | Judas Flower by Gregory Powell; Houston by Will Roby; One for Strom | Deliverance by Kevin Simmonds; Three Poems by Marcus Slease; The Revolver | Gone by Chris Tusa; Brother Virgil Catches the Spirit... by William Wright.

Nonfiction

Literary Minutiae at the Present Time by Jim Booth; The Threatened Ecology of a Southern Girl by Emily Bowles (note: essay removed at author’s request); A Conversation with Novelist Maryanne Stahl by Elizabeth P. Glixman; Dying Southern by Kat Meads.

Artwork

Paintings by Dennis Finley.

Issue 10 : Winter 2004

Fiction

Weathered by Forrest Anderson; The Avon Witness by Rebecca Cook; The Bliss of Solitude by Gerald Duff; High Thigh by Jeff Golden; Butterfly McQueen’s Oscar: A Lieby Corey Mesler; More and More Perfect by Gretchen Van Lente.

Poetry

POETS UNDER 30. A special feature on the best young southern poets. Featuring Tara Powell, Spencer Marstiller, Kimberly Martz, James Everett, Nate Pritts, Daniel Robbins, and Adam Clay.

Essays

Gathering at the River by Joan Shaddox Isom; Radio Wave Ethics and Back-Woods Beatings by Jason Sanford.

Artwork

Photographs by Larry O. Gay.

Issue 9 : Fall 2003

Fiction

Far from Guerrero by James Foley; Hunting for Shards by Elizabeth Roberts-Hamel; Space Saver Cat, Who Heated the Room While Knee Deep in the Orange of Gerti by J. M. Scoville; Pepper by Jeff Stayton; Stranded at the Top of a Ferris Wheel with Judy Long, County Fairgrounds, April 7, 1982 by Scott Yarbrough.

Poetry

Special feature: Poetry by Deborah Pope; Exiting Circles of Safety in the Poetry of Deborah Pope by Louise Taylor.

More poetry: Three poems by Melanie Carter; Robert by Corey Green; from Winter Fires by Thorpe Moeckel; Men Sitting Still in Winter by Mike Perrow; Cappuccino & Christ by Billy Reynolds; Against the Gods and the Ten-Ton Blessing by Steve Scafidi; He Saw Me Fall by Mary Skaggs; Family Tree by Danielle Thorne.

Essays

Sixty Years Ago My Theater Life Began by Gene-Gabriel Moore; Ageless Arts by Jason Sanford; If You Hear It, Tell It by Susan Snively.

Artwork

Photographs by Sheila Hagler.

Issue 8 : Summer 2003

Fiction

The Crowded Office by Heather Duerre Humann; Call Triple A by Joseph D. Martin; Azure, the Submarine by Yuri Shymanovsky; The Number You Have Reached by Melvin Sterne; The Dry Season by Chris Wilson.

Poetry

Special feature: Poetry by David Kirby; Interview with David Kirby.

More Poetry: Roaches and Anthem by C. L. Bledsoe; Prescribed Burn by James Brock; Momma Yells Hallelujah by Elizabeth Glixman; My Younger Brother by Nathan Parker; One More Stone Pushover by Tom Sheehan; Four Poems by Tony Tost; Secret Trunk by Amy Trussell; Fireworks, Greensboro, NC, by Fritz Ward.

Essays

In Search of Home: A Sermon Outline by Jeremy Huggins; Digging the Human Condition by Jason Sanford.

Artwork

Photographs by Joe York.

Issue 7 : Spring 2003

Fiction

Down in the Flood by Kirk Curnutt; Maybe’s Good as a Yes by Timothy Charles Davis; Pictures of Venus by Samuel R. Smith; Ballad of the Confessor by William Zink.

Poetry

Blind Alphabet by Adam Clay; 3 poems by Matthew C. Henriksen; PTL: circa 1981 by Nancy Hightower; About Face by Clay Matthews; fetter the pine by Abraham Smith; Lot and Dust Dancing by Bob Watts; Artifacts by Joseph Young.

Essays

Afterthoughts on Two French Films: Les Destinees, and The Lady and the Duke by Daniel Garrett; World’s Smallest Essay on the Coming Miniaturization of Literature by Jason Sanford.

Issue 6 : Winter 2003

Fiction

Hatteras Light by Jayne Hunter; Divination by Krista McGruder; At the Carnival by Curtis Smith; You and Peggy and That Dog by Michael F. Smith; Willy by Christopher Woods.

Poetry

Special feature: Poetry by Michael McFee; Introduction to Michael McFee.

Five poems from Sacred Dirt by Tara Bray; To Feed a Mockingbird by Stephen Oliver; Desensitizing and Counter-Conditioning and You're Okay with This by Emily Symonds.

Essays

Returning Insight to Storytelling: Science, Stories, and Loren Eiseley by Jason Sanford; The Marrow of the Bone of Contention: A Barbecue Journal by Jake Adam York.

Artwork

Photographs by Larry O. Gay.

Issue 5 : Fall 2002

Fiction

Charm City by Gerald Duff; Ghost Tour by Elizabeth Roberts-Hamel; Color of Boulders by Julie Ann Shapiro; The Mountain’s Laughter is a Landslide in the Seed Moon’s Light by J. M. Scoville; Introduction to a new writer: J. M. Scoville by Jason Sanford; The Idyll of Staff Bickerston by Tom Sheehan.

Poetry

Special feature: Eight poems by Jack B. Bedell; Introduction to Bedell by Jake Adam York.

More Poetry: Electrocute | I Knew All Along by Beau Boudreaux; Fishing on the Amicalola by John Bush; Fever Ward by Peter Huggins; Sugaring by Tom Sheehan; Untitled prose poem by Tony Tost; Inventing an End | September Funeral by Chris Tusa.

Essays

Cattle Drive by Angela E. Gabriel; Weeping for Wallace by Jason Sanford; Inside / Out by Jake Adam York.

Artwork

Friday Evening / Saturday Morning by Tom Foley.

Issue 4 : Summer 2002

Fiction

Luke by Maud Newton; Requiem by Elizabeth Routen; Winning Scrabble by Alexandra Thompson; The Second Strongest Woman on Earth by Tommy Zurhellen; Sweet Relief by Aaron Gwyn (note: story no longer available online).

Poetry

More Poetry:Special feature: The poetry of Ron Rash; Introduction to Rash by Jake Adam York.

Radio Girl by Adam Clay; A Little Girl's Timepiece | Losing Wait | Because by Tina Harris; Coastal Pastoral by Brent S. House; Song Called Heavy by Alison Pelegrin; Making Plain | Under Peabody Mountain by J. Robert Shull; (Accidentally, I Don't Believe We Made It Here) | Serengeti by Kathrine L. Wright.

Essays

Climbing aboard new fiction in Atlanta by Jamie Allen; The Dukes of Hazzard: Television’s Simple South, and Resurrecting the Outlaw Hero by Ted Blake; Where is the South in Southern Literature? by Jason Sanford; Crossroads by Jake Adam York.

Issue 3 : Spring 2002

Fiction

Down for the Count by Leslie Carper; Looking Glass by Julie Ann Shapiro; One Small Step by James Simpson; My Worst Days by Anthony Neil Smith.

Poetry

They Say Dead Bodies Can Do No Harm by Nancy Brooks-Lane; Kosciusko, Mississippi | Where We Lay Down by J. Jeffrey Franklin; Posterity / Posteridad by Lisette García; Accidents | Breaking Ground by William Ashley Johnson; Storyville Diary by Natasha Trethewey.

Essays

Changes: A Lizard in the Grass by Pamela K. Hauck; Casting the Artist: Allen Peterson and Cast-Iron Sculpture by Jason Sanford; Porn: The Most Popular Fiction on the Web by Jason Sanford; Interstates, Interchanges: Telling Souths by Jake Adam York.

Issue 2 : Winter 2002

Fiction

The Balcony Scene by Jim Booth; A View from Eagle Rock Mountain by Krista McGruder; Three Weeks by L.A. Núñez; How It Is by Seth Shafer; Everything I Touch Runs Wild by Kevin Wilson.

Poetry

Special feature: The poetry of Forrest Gander.

More Poetry: Excerpt from “The Songs of Robert” | Six Winter Songs by John R. Crutchfield; ; Montreal, My Lovely and When Cold Killed the Camphors by Peter Huggins; Shine by David Scott Ward.

Essays

How to expose new writers: online versus print magazines by Jason Sanford; The Plain Language Thesis by Jake Adam York.

Issue 1 : Fall 2001

Fiction

Where She Was by Kelly Cherry; Atlanta by Doug Crandell; Laudie’s Demon by Alan Davis; A Missionary Man by Mark McClure; An Expense of Spirit by Maryanne Stahl.

Poetry

Badger Crossing | Seeing Hiroshima from the Seventh Grade by Dan Albergotti; Tuscaloosa: Riversong by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers; Dunbar’s Apparition | Five Points of 1906 | Twain by Jim Murphy; The poetry of R.T. Smith; Earth Hymn | Slave Gag | How to Enter the River by Jeanie Thompson.

Essays

Fiction and Biographies by Jason Sanford; Words about the Poetry by Jake Adam York.

Artwork

Photographs by Robert A. Schaefer, Jr.